I Kings 17:10-16; Psalms 146:7-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
An elderly man bought a lottery ticket and gave it to his wife for safe-keeping. When the winning numbers were announced, she was the first to know that he had won two million dollars. But she decided not to tell him immediately since he had a bad heart and she feared he might drop dead from the shock. Consequently, she asked their pastor to break the news to him, gently. When the pastor met with the big winner, he engaged him in small talk for a while. Finally, as casually as possible, he asked, “What would you do if you were ever to win a couple of million dollars?” Without hesitation the man replied, “I’d give half to the Church!” Whereupon, the pastor dropped dead.
“If I Were A Rich Man,” from the hit musical “Fiddler On The Roof,” is a song many of us — perhaps most of us — can identify with easily. On the original cast album, Tevye, the leading character, sings…
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